An Alpine woman is down one equine yard decoration, and San Diego County Sheriff's deputies have made it their mission to get it back before it's melted down to scrap metal.
On Aug. 8, a thief trotted off with a brass and copper horse statue, which officials say has become a "fixture" in the neighborhood over the past six months.
The $650, custom-made bronco was sitting in the 700 block of Clayburn Court when it was stolen.
The sturdy stallion weighs about 30 pounds and stands 2.5 feet tall and 3.5 feet long from its nose to its metal wisps of a tail.
If you spot the copper-colored horse, call the Alpine Sheriff's Station at 619-659-2600.